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coverage. bridgeport hospital, which is about a half hour drive by guesstimation from newtown, connecticut, the trauma team began getting calls this morning. let's listen to the local coverage in this hour. the hospital trauma team began getting calls. let's listen to the local coverage. >> i know parent are just so hungry for information. we are staying on air and as soon as we have crews on the scene, many have been arriving. we are staying on air. as soon as we have crews on the scene, many have been arriving. we are staying on air and as soon as we have crews on the scene, many are just arriving. >> if we can continue to get that signal from wfsb, i want to let you know that as we were going to the local coverage, i told you that bridgeport hospital, their trauma team was getting ready after getting calls at 9:40 a.m. local time. many schools in connecticut, elementary schools, anyway. it's often an 8:00 a.m. start. i have two children in a connecticut elementary school and that is an 8:00 a.m. start. this entire district, though, is on lockdown. we also know that danbury hospital, not
, connecticut, it's also grappling with the issue of guns. no more so than in connecticut. more on bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. >> william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. i was shopping, and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and part of $100,000 donations, police are taking the guns no questions asked. >> every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these guns could've created victims. and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing guns, we are a safer society. >> bridgep
. the goal was to collect handguns and assault rifles. and in bridgeport, connecticut, a ground swell of gun owners supported the buyback. cnn's david arrest owes at that looks at how the shooting rampage is prompting people to say goodbye to their weapons. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping. and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know? it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most popular city. part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days, and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these
of the deaths of 20 children in newtown. cnn reports from bridgeport, connecticut, which is holding the biggest gun buy-back in its ift. r >> reporter: william porter said he's done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping, and we heard it in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in kondz's most populous city, pat of bridgeport's largest gun buy-back ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buy-backs like this one make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims, and we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through breaking into people's houses and grabbing gun
. >> reporter: what's your name? >> i'm mary jones from bridgeport, connecticut. >> reporter: i said earlier that people here want to come out because they don't want to feel helpless. does this help? >> yes, it does. it does. instead of just sitting there and watching it on the tv. it's much better to just be among and to show the support and the love that we have for them. >> reporter: i don't know if there's anything good that can come out of this, but if there is, what is it? >> like you said, we don't know if there's anything good that can come out of it. just have to pray, pray for the families, pray for everyone. there's nothing that we can really do but pray. you know. >> reporter: thank you, ladies. we're going to move back here. thank you. we're going to move back here and you see these guys over here? they're bringing their candles and they're lighting them. do you mind if we talk to you? >> no, actually. i prosecutefer not to. >> the same over here. sorry about that. >> reporter: it's okay. if people don't want to talk to us, we don't do it. we want to be respectful. you see them
,200 homicides. >>> the sandy hook school shooting has had an immediate affect on one city. police in bridgeport, connecticut, are determined to get guns off the streets by buying them back using $100,000 in donations from the public. here's david arioso. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we was out shopping and heard it while we was in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you, sir? >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city, the largest gun buyback ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in the first two days and are expected to e melted down. but can buybacks like this make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims. we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through b
on the streets of big cities like bridgeport, hartford, new york, killing children. and the president is right to focus on our children, who are the victims of this horrific massacre last friday. but also day by day, the drive-by shootings in many of these big cities. and so better tracing, better kinds of apprehension of stolen handguns, often the source of violence in our big cities, and law enforcement will tell you, and i've worked with them for 20 years as the state's attorney general before that as a federal prosecutor in connecticut, that the proliferation of handguns is a major threat to them as well as to our children. >> senator, can i ask you, i mean i thought the things you mentioned were a very good list. but it's the same five things that we talk about every time this sort of thing happens. do you think it's going to be any different this time? and i think that you especially coming from connecticut are in a powerful position to take the lead on a lot of this stuff. i know you're trying to do that. but what about it is going to be different this time? >> what's different about it
50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in states across the country. a moment of silence at 9:30 eastern. church bells will toll 26 times in the
into bridgeport, connecticut and once you start heading to upstate new york, it's accumulation. we're talking about a foot or more for upstate new york, 3 to 6 for places like massachusetts, worcester and the berkshires. the pocono mountains will see about 6 inches of snow and into northwestern new jersey you're still looking at snow as well. this is a strong area of low pressure, it will work its way across the northeast. the cold air coming in behind it will help enhance the heaviest snow across the great lakes and extreme northern new england. we're also experiencing some bitterly cold temperatures right here in the south. this morning it's 35 in atlanta, 33 in birmingham. the cold air is here. for southerners this is a big deal. we're not used to this cold weather. back to you. >> none of us are. bonnie schneider, thanks so much. >>> the storm has done considerable damage in the southern states. take a look at incredible video we have from a surveillance camera. this is from a walgreens in mobile, bomb bomb. this is from a walgreens in mobile, alabama. >> i've never been in a war zone but
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